Protocol & Additional Forms

All studies that involve actual handling of live vertebrate animals should be filed on the regular “Protocol Form (Updated 3/17)”.

If your study consists of the direct, unobtrusive observation of free-ranging animals under natural conditions and does not require that animals be contacted, captured or restrained at anytime you should complete the “Protocol for Observational Field Studies”. In addition to the protocol form a Coversheet will need to be completed for the Observational Field Study Protocol. This form will be reviewed by the IACUC Chair and Veterinarian to determine if it qualifies to be exempt from further review.

If your study consists of observation of animal(s) in an educational setting and does not require any handing by observers and does not interfere with the animal(s) normal behavior or activities, you should complete the “Protocol for Educational Observational Studies”. In addition to the protocol form a Coversheet will need to be completed for the Education Observational Study Protocol. This form will be reviewed by the IACUC Chair and Veterinarian to determine if it qualifies to exempt from further review.

NOTE: Proposed additions and changes in personnel, other than the Principal Investigator will be considered “Minor” provided that an appropriate administrative review mechanism is in place to ensure that all such personnel are appropriately identified, adequately trained and qualified, enrolled in applicable occupational health and safety programs and meet other criteria as required.

The IACUC remains responsible for confirming that all IACUC review criteria regarding personnel training and qualifications are maintained and documented. At the time of an individuals training either the PI will inform the Veterinarian or she/he will contact the PI to find out what protocol(s) the individual should be added to. The Veterinarian will then add the individual to the protocol.

Protocol Modifications

To modify an existing protocol, insert the modifications into the approved protocol form and highlight them, or use a different font. Send the modified protocol along with an electronic message to acp@uwm.edu indicating what the modifications to the protocol are.

Annual Renewal Forms:

Use the corresponding protocol form for the First, Second, or Third year of renewal.

Institutional Animal Care And Use Committee Annual Progress Report for the First and Second Year (Updated 8/13)
Institutional Animal Care And Use Committee Annual Progress Report for the Third Year (Updated 10/12)

Animal Resource Center (ARC) Forms

Can be accessed here.

Aquatic Species Forms

Can be accessed here.

Training Forms

Can be accessed here.

Additional Forms Which May be Required:

If you will be using hazardous chemicals to humans in your animal research:

Investigation Involving the Use of Hazardous Chemicals and Animals can be accessed here.

 If you will be using radionuclides:

Animal Use of Radionuclides can be accessed here

 If you will be generating or using rDNA:

Registration Cover Sheet for all Recombinant DNA Research can be accessed here

Recombinant DNA Registration Form for Exempt Research can be accessed here

Recombinant DNA Registration Form for Non-Exempt Research can be accessed here

If you will be using biological agents or biological toxins

  • Biological Agent/Toxin Registration can be accessed here

If you will be using transgenics/knockouts:

  • Transgenic/Knockout Registration Form can be accessed here